The Oblongs (2001–2002)
"The Oblongs..." (original title)

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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

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 Milo Oblong / ... (13 episodes, 2001)
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 Bob Oblong (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Pickles Oblong (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Biff Oblong (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Chip Oblong (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Beth Oblong / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 George Klimer / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Mrs. Hubbard (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Helga Phugly (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Debbie Klimer / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

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Angus Oblong commented in a interview that he was generally dissatisfied with The Oblongs and accused the producers of basically making a Simpsons Clone. See more »

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Milo Oblong: [reading Biff's diary] Ran laps behind Coach at practice. I hope someday to have his perfect buttocks.
[flips pages]
Milo Oblong: Came in early today. Coach was alone in the jacuzzi. Boring!
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The Oblongs Theme
Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Bring back the Oblongs!
8 April 2004 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

The Oblongs takes a little while to get used to, but once you do, you can see past the "horror and cruelty" and "tastelessness" and appreciate it for the humor. The Oblongs pushed the Simpsons envelope in much the same way the Family Guy did, and should not have been cancelled. Critics of the show call it "awful", "gross" and "disgusting", although by the time the show hit the airwaves the network censors had watered it down from Angus Oblong's original concept. I wonder what their reaction would have been had there been no censorship.

What bothers me most about the cancellation of shows like this is that moronic pablum such as King of the Hill is everlasting while the Oblongs, Futurama, The Critic and the Family Guy get cancelled (although the Family Guy has re-emerged on cable with new episodes.)

To those critics who slam the show: if you don't like it, don't watch it. Don't get it thrown off the air by complaining about it. To those who love the show: you can still catch episodes on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network at 12:30AM & 3:30AM Mondays, and according to Angus Oblong's website, in Canada on "TeleToon". There are only 13 episodes in existence (and only 6 were ever broadcast on network television). There should be more. Shame on the critics! And shame on the Nielsen viewers!


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